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Guest Picks: Autumn Tabletop Essentials
Tableware that's part rustic, part chic and all just right for fall festivities
I am a freelance prop stylist based in London. As well as writing and styling for magazines and commercial clients, I also author a daily blog, Bright.Bazaar, which details my appreciation for colourful design.
I am a freelance prop stylist based in London. As well as writing and styling... More
When it comes to autumn, I love the changing colors of the leaves and the onset of colder weather that provides an excuse to wear my favorite peacoat. Inside, the change of seasons brings the chance to entertain with cozy, candle-lit dinner parties. I've pulled together some of my favorite new season buys for the table. What are your favorite pieces for autumn-inspired tabletops?
— Will from Bright.Bazaar
— Will from Bright.Bazaar
Thanksgiving Dessert Plates - $40
The simple, illustrated feel of these Thanksgiving dessert plates will give a stylish nod from your tabletop to the celebrations of the season.
Seaborne Cutlery - $98
The wooden handles on these utensils lend themselves well to a brown-hued color scheme for an autumn tabletop. Plus, they look like they would be comfortable to hold too.
Puritan Zest Table Runner - GBP 18
A runner is the perfect way to visually lengthen your table. This design from John Lewis has a simple stripe design that will work year after year.
Twist Bistro Table - $399
The unusual nature of the table legs makes this table a statement piece.
Check Chair Cushion - $6.99
Check patterns come around every season and don't tend to date. These chair cushions are a great value and still look great.
Castle Key Bottle Opener - $12
I like the idea of attaching a parcel label to this key bottle opener so that it can be used as a place name marker. Guests can then take them home as favors at the end of the dinner.
Obernai Terrine Dish - GBP 30
I fell for the adorable duck handle on this terrine dish in an instant. No doubt your guests will too!
Numbers Coasters - GBP 15
If you're looking to mix things up a little, these typographical number coasters are perfect for adding a gentle dash of modern style to your tabletop.
Campaign Dining Chair - $198
If you're looking to update your dining chairs this season, I'd definitely recommend these chairs from Anthropologie. Their simple and rustic design means that they would be a timeless investment.
Recycled Water Glass - $9
I like these water glasses because they are simple yet stylish. Their lack of any overt design features makes them usable on lots of different tabletops.
Soaré Placemat - $3.99
I like these place mats as they will help protect tables from hot pans without being too much of a statement.
Reindeer Organic Dessert Plates, Set of 4 - $32
I simply couldn't resist including these delightful forest and reindeer plates. They have a magical feel that will work well for holiday entertaining.
Red Stripe Tablecloth - $98
I love this tablecloth because it has not only a rustic feel but perfectly autumnal colors too.
Owl Mug - $8
Owls are still hot property in interiors, and I'm not complaining because I love the little fellows. These mugs would be ideal for drinking coffee after dinner.
Barnaby Cutlery Tea Towels - GBP 12
Make the hard work of clearing up after entertaining a little more enjoyable with these cutlery print tea towels.
Rule Pitchers - $15
I think these pitchers could be filled with seasonal drinks for sharing around the table — a great way to help create a communal feel to the proceedings.
Slate Cheese Board - $40
Summer, autumn, winter or spring, I always like to add in slate to my tabletops. Load up the cheese and crack out the chalks!
Gold Ribbed Votive Holders - $18
These gold ribbed votives would be perfect adding both texture and warmth to a tabletop this season.
Wood Grain Bowl - $28
I love that these bowls are handmade in a small town in Italy. I'm sold!